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Learning Mohawk on your phone: Kanesatake school launches language app – CBC
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 12, 2019113 Views
Feb 12, 2019
‘We have a huge vocabulary of words that are usually not heard in other communities’
A Mohawk immersion elementary school in Kanesatake, Que, is hoping to bring language learning outside of the classroom with the launch of a new app.
Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk is a mobile phone app with a vocabulary of 500 Kanien’kéha words across 39 different categories like animals, numbers and greetings.
“I thought it would be a good way to preserve our language and have it available, not just for our students, but parents and community,” said Deborah Rennie, the special needs co-ordinator at Rotiwennakéhte Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa.